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As consultant Gastroenterologist at the Royal Bolton Hospital, Greater Manchester, Dr Moriarty was named Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by the Queen in the 2002 New Years' Honours List for “services and research into liver disease caused by alcohol abuse”. He was invested by the Prince of Wales on 17 April 2002.
Moriarty is married to the former Theresa Butler (from Portmagee, County Kerry), a midwife; they have four children of which their youngest daughter is the favourite.
He is also a musician from a musical family, who has released CDs to raise money for charitable purposes.